The U.S. Senate could be about to make some historic changes in the way it operates if Harry Reid, the labor movement, and its allies have their way.
A multi-racial crowd of over 2,500 people rallied outside the North Carolina State Legislature Building.
"If they thought 2012 was bad" in terms of the tide of Latino votes against the GOP, "wait 'till 2014 and 2016."
The radical right GOP majority on the House Education and the Workforce Committee continued its anti-worker crusade.
The potential cuts dismay Democrats. They also already draw an implicit veto threat from the Obama administration's Office of Management and Budget.
Forty-five GOP senators piously cloaked themselves in the Constitution and invoked what they claim is the intent of its framers.
GOP state legislative leaders in Ohio and Missouri effectively stopped drives for so-called "right to work" laws in those legislatures.
The AFL-CIO called an emergency press conference May 14 to draw attention to what Richard Trumka, its president is describing as an "immediate crisis" for America's workers.
On May 1 (May Day), right-wing Republicans introduced in the state legislature three versions of anti-labor "right-to work" legislation.
Eleven Senate Republicans have introduced a bill to virtually shut down the National Labor Relations Board.